Marketplace AM for November 7, 2006

Episode Description 

House of Blues . . . sold

The venue known for its cry of "Unity in Diversity" has given way to the forces of consolidation. The last major holdout in the live events industry sold for $354 million — probably bad news for bands and concertgoers. Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Corruption's ties to poverty

A new report says corruption in the developing world puts a major damper on economic development. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Canada

Record auctions expected

New York's two biggest auction houses could witness record transactions over the next two days thanks to a red-hot art market. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: New York

A Dow was born

This week in 1851, the founder of the Wall Street Journal and the Dow Jones Industrial Average came into the world. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the history.

Bridging India's digital divide

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer arrives in India today to push some different ideas about corporate social responsibility — and a smart long-term business plan. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada

IEA goes nuclear

For the first time in its 32-year history, the IEA has called on the world to create more nuclear energy. Carola Hoyos of the Financial Times says it's not surprising.
Posted In: Canada

YouTube to go?

Verizon is negotiating to deliver videos from the popular YouTube site directly to your cell phone. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Science

Green cars at your service

A new car service in New York City will cost more than a cab, but you can ride with a cleaner environmental conscience — not to mention an iBook and Wi-Fi. Lisa Napoli has details.
Posted In: New York

Talent shortage

The most valuable commodity in the business world is talent, and commentator Adrian Wooldridge says there just isn't enough of it to go round.
Posted In: Jobs

Business travelers shy away from U.S.

A new report says tighter security measures have caused many business travelers to bypass America in favor of other countries. Diantha Parker looks at plans to woo them back.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

Selling bonds to save lives

Celebrities, investors and even the Pope will be among the first to buy a new type of bond in London today as part of an innovative vaccination program for the developing world. But the U.S. isn't taking part. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Health